Improved algorithm for the transmittance estimation of spectra obtained with SOIR/Venus Express.

  title={Improved algorithm for the transmittance estimation of spectra obtained with SOIR/Venus Express.},
  author={Lo{\"i}c Trompet and Arnaud Mahieux and Bojan Ristic and S{\'e}verine Robert and Valérie Wilquet and Ian R. Thomas and Ann Carine Vandaele and J L Bertaux},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={55 32},
The Solar Occultation in the InfraRed (SOIR) instrument onboard the ESA Venus Express spacecraft, an infrared spectrometer sensitive from 2.2 to 4.3 μm, probed the atmosphere of Venus from June 2006 until December 2014. During this time, it performed more than 750 solar occultations of the Venus mesosphere and lower thermosphere. A new procedure has been developed for the estimation of the transmittance in order to decrease the number of rejected spectra, to check that the treated spectra are… Expand
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